CITY OF THOMASVILLE STATEMENT REGARDING INCIDENT ON AUGUST 15, 2017

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The Mayor for the City of Thomasville and the Chief of Police have issued a statement regarding the incident that occurred in Thomasville on August 15, 2017:

“On behalf of the Thomasville City Council and the entire City family, we want to begin by expressing our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased,” said Thomasville Mayor Greg Hobbs. “This was a tragic event for our community.”

“We are sensitive to the community’s concerns and we understand that the community wants answers as to what happened. There is an active investigation currently underway by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation,” Mayor Hobbs continued. “We ask that the community allow the investigation to run its course.”

Police Chief Troy Rich added, “We also understand that the community wants to express its frustration. We ask that you do so peacefully and respectfully. The City and the Thomasville Police Department will provide a safe environment for those who wish to do so.”